Cristi Puiu

Born in Bucharest in Romania. In 1992 he is accepted at L’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Visuel in Geneva where he first studied Arts before moving on to film. In 1995 his first short film « Avant le petit déjeune »r is selected to Locarno Film Festival. Five years later, Cristi Puiu directed his first feature film : «Stuff & Dough », which is selected to « la Quinzaine des Réalisteurs ». He will be awarded several awards and won the Fipresci award. In 2004 after receiving « L’ours d’Or » from Berlin film festival for his short film Cigarettes and Coffee, he decided to direct 6 films on Bucharest. In 2005 La Mort de Monsieur Lazarescu part 1 was awarded « Un certain regard » from Canne Film Festival. Aurora (2010) is the second part of this big project.


  • 2016 Sieranevada
  • 2014 Bridges of Sarajevo
  • 2010 Aurora
  • 2005 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
  • 2004 Cigarettes and Coffee
  • 2001 Stuff & Dough